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You'll Be Amazed How Easy It Is To Make $50 a Month Online
OK – so I want to share with you today how I make $600 a year, just for Christmas pretty easily online. First let me tell you why I set aside that amount. I have two kids, and each Christmas I spend $300 each on them. My oldest is in college right now and pretty much just wants cash, but my 14 year old of course wants gift cards to her favorite stores and other odds and ends. I really never know what she might ask for — BUT, she knows that the limit is $300 and makes her list accordingly. I do throw in surprises, stocking stuffers, some candy…. and these are not included in the $600. However, when the holidays roll around, it's SO nice to have that $600 ready. And even better, I made it online doing crazy easy things. And you can too.
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Now here's the run down and exactly how I do it. And let me just preface this with… I take my daughter to school, come home… put the coffeepot on and begin doing these things. I usually knock out the first and biggest earner right away. The with the other two – I'm actively working on them pretty passively throughout the rest of the day.
My first stop is FusionCash. I've been a member for years and years. Yes – I do have referrals — BUT, that is not how I make my money with FusionCash. I have signed up for their Daily Cash Email, this earns me 2 cents. (Now wait – don't roll your eyes!) I then go and do a “task” or two. These are through CloudFlower. (Similar to MTurk – and very easy!) I can typically knock out about 3 of the 5 cent tasks pretty quickly. Then I head over do the “Paid to Click”. (You'll need to do the Cash Email and Task first because you can't do the Paid to Click until you've earned at least 5 cents doing other things.) I actually enjoy the Paid to Click because I read my horoscope, entertainment news and the weather. I earn 15 cents for doing that. I typically get emailed 2-3 surveys from FusionCash each day, and I will do one of them. I never do one for less than .75 cents though. So when I'm done at FusionCash, I've typically earned $1.07. Sometimes more if I've taken a higher paying survey – but for the bare minimum, I'm doing at least a .75 cent survey. You need to have $15 in offers to cash out for FusionCash each month. I typically cash out each month around $30. (I earn $1.07 per day, for 30 days… easy enough math!) There have been months where I have earned over $50.
** I also want to note here that I use the coupons offered on FusionCash as well for my grocery shopping every two weeks.
*** You can also make $3 a month posting in their forum, do even more surveys, use their toolbar to earn 5 cents each day, do more micro tasks. It just depends on your goal and your time. I didn't include these because I wanted to keep everything minimal enough for beginners.
The next thing I do… I head over to Bing. I have signed up for their rewards program (it's free and easy to sign up). You can refer others, but that does NOT play into my earnings for my $50 a month Christmas fund.
Through Bing's reward program — you earn points for using their search engine. Using a search engine is something I do all day for research, recipes, social media, celeb news, gaming news and videos, raid boss guides for World of Warcraft — I am literally a searching maniac. But, I'm in good company – because most people are all over the internet searching too! You can earn up to 15 reward points a day, up to 150 per month. You can also earn credits through watching videos, playing trivia and other offers or tasks. As you earn rewards you change your status as well, which is cool. Once you've reached Gold Status, which is really easy to do, you can earn 20 credits a day instead of just 15. So doing the tasks to get Gold Status is worth it and like I said, it's really easy. Having Gold Status allows you to redeem gift cards at a 10% discount. (There are three levels: Member, Silver and Gold – each level adds perks.)
You can also earn 10 credits a day doing mobile searches if you have a smartphone. I'm usually doing searches in line at the school to drop my daughter off, or at her soccer practice or games. Seems I am always searching at the grocery store because I need to look up a recipe. Heck – sometimes I'm just looking up lyrics to a song. This works on tablets too – which I have beside my bed because I like to read before I go to sleep. What am I reading? I'm always looking up info on skincare, hormones… you name it.
So — it's 475 credits to get a $5 Amazon card. I choose the Amazon card option because I Christmas shop on Amazon. Almost exclusively. So I can earn about 4 of these a year… if not more – and that's $20 toward my yearly goal.
That brings me to around $380 toward my $600 goal.
So — how do I earn the other $120, or $10 per month?
Many have already heard of Swagbucks. I've been with Swagbucks for several years and I've never had an issue with earnings or payment. You cash out your “bucks” for gift cards. Typically I go for the PayPal cards which are cash or the Amazon cards.
I always do the Daily Poll. You get 1 Swagbuck for doing it — so it's an easy 365 swagbucks a year (and with the app you can do it right on your phone in 2 seconds!). But I mainly make my money using the Swagbucks TV. You can earn up to 150 swagbucks a day. I don't. I just go hardcore on the TV offer about 14-15 days out of the month and that typically gets me to 1000 swagbucks a month easily. I cash them in for two $5 PayPal cards.
Yes – you can earn more, just like FusionCash, but doing surveys, using their toolbar, doing searches etc. It just depends on your time and preferences again.
I also want to note that I have dual screens at home when I am in my home office – so watching Swagbucks TV is made super easy when I can work on other things on another screen while watching their videos. And also – they play a lot of entertainment and celeb type videos – which I love (yeah – I like celeb gossip, movie trailers, interviews!)
I Told You It Was Easy to Earn!
But there you have it. This is my Christmas savings club! But I don't have to take money out of my paycheck or other earnings to do it! I just spend time doing a few tasks here and there and before I know it – I can cash out and cash in.
Obviously, you can make much more referring others to both FusionCash and SwagBucks, which means you could set your goal higher if you wanted to really get out there and refer others. But I try to not make that my goal, since it's not really income you can count on. You just never know. SO yes, I do invite others to join and tell others about these options for earning online — but I don't count on referrals when trying to reach goals as important as holiday shopping for my kiddos!
I've been to forums where others earn a lot more using these programs. I know on FusionCash, some make $30+ a month JUST doing the micro-tasks! And many times I can bump up my Swagbucks by just doing some searches using their search engine a few times a week and winning extra bucks. I also ALWAYS use the SwagCode to get extra bucks too.
I realize it's not an amazing amount of money to some. But it's such a relief for me to have that $600 set aside, that I just want to share how I do it with others that might want to do the same! You can earn $50 a month online — get started now!
UPDATE: I've been able to add another $25-$30 a month to my holiday stash with Mintvine! I recently cashed out for $95 using them! Easiest money I ever made!
**I actually made over $1500 with Mintvine in 2016! Jaw-dropping!
Don't Stop There!
Just adding this in case you're interested…. I mean… it's more money for you to earn and that's a good thing, right? I wanted to give these programs honorable mention because I'm not only earning cash with them, but I'm having fun using them too!
1. Treasure Trooper
– This site just makes me happy. It's fun, there's lots to do and I like that everything is just an adventure and not boring. I've been able to cash out twice now for $21 and $27. So there's that awesome-ness too!
– I have been able to snag several gift cards on this site and cashout into my PayPal account. I recently redeemed my points for a $50 American Eagle gift card and $25 into my PayPal account. The gift card from AE was a gift for my daughter. Was so nice not having to spend a dime and giving her something she absolutely wanted!